The Director-General, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has advised corps members to approach military barracks, Corps Lodges, NYSC State Secretariats and palaces to pass the night whenever their journey was getting into the night.
Speaking through the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, he noted that the Scheme had partnered with the Federal Road Safety Corps, both at its National Headquarters in Abuja and at the state level, including the transport unions on the need to provide roadworthy vehicles and other modalities that would ensure accident-free journey for Corps Members while travelling.
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He urged them not to board vehicles by the roadside, but rather go to designated motor parks in order to ensure their safety, adding that they should be security conscious and avoid indulging in acts that could endanger their lives.
“All of you must be conscious of your security and you must not put yourselves in harm’s way. You must not travel at night and for those of you going on relocation, you must adhere to this instruction. Go to the designated motor parks and under no condition must you board vehicles by the roadside.
“Your parents have invested so much in you and they want a return on their investment. The Federal Government cares for you, NYSC loves you and we don’t want anything untoward to happen to you”, he said.
Ibrahim urged them that while they are being deployed to their various places of assignments, they should sensitize Nigerians on the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19.
“For you to be protected, please get yourselves vaccinated and in all the communities you will be deployed, sensitise the members that there is nothing harmful when one is vaccinated. Protect yourselves so that you can protect others. Don’t let down your guards. You must adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19,” he said.